The mission of the Lake PTA is to encourage, empower and engage families, teachers and community members for the benefit of every student.  We do this through a number of fund-raising and educational activities throughout the year.  Our main fund-raisers are the sale of Butterbraids in the Fall and our Taco Bingo event in February.  All money raised goes directly back to the school to support Technology, Student Recognition, Classroom Resources, Staff Appreciation, and much more.

Ann, Jill, Martha and Andrea
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Meals for Teachers: November 16
Our wonderful staff at Lake Middle School puts in a long day for conferences. The PTA will be providing them a meal on the second night of conferences - November 16th.  We need your help!  We'll be serving pasta and salad, and need help with the extras - drinks, desserts, and bread. Items need to be at school by 2:00 p.m. on the 16th. We also need held to set-up and serve. If you'd rather provide a monetary donation, that would also be appreciated.  Please sign up here to help. Thank you for your generosity - the staff really appreciates it!

Fall Book Fair: November 9-17
Love books? Many volunteers are needed to run Lake's week-long Scholastic Book Fair. Please sign up for one or more of these short shifts using the following sign-up genius link:


PTA Volunteer Opportunities. Join Us!!!

Volunteering for just a few hours a month can have a big impact at Lake Middle School!    All of the current PTA Board Members have 8th grade students this year, so we’re looking for people to take over our roles for next year.  On average, these roles require just a 3-5 hour per month commitment (it’s a lot less time than at the elementary level!).  Sharing the position would further reduce the time commitment.  Please consider sharing your time and talents.
Here are brief descriptions of the Executive Board responsibilities:
  • Oversee (not run!) all programs of the PTA
  • Preside over all PTA meetings
  • Act as liaison between PTA and school staff
  • Coordinate membership drive
Vice President/Co-Vice Presidents
  • Oversee major fund-raising efforts (i.e. the Fall Fund-raiser)
  • Maintain a list of businesses who have been/may be solicited for donations
  • Be prepared to assume role of President until a replacement can be elected

  • Responsible for counting and depositing all money collected at events.
  • Pay invoices and donations to LMS
  • Maintain a record of all income and disbursement in QuickBooks
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes
  • Maintain a list of committee chairs
  • Keep PTA membership list current

Attendance at Executive Board Meetings and 3x/year general meetings is required.
In addition to the Board positions above, we are looking for volunteers/co-volunteers for the following chair positions THIS year:
Fall Fundraiser:  Help coordinate our Butterbraid sale.
Spiritwear: Work with the school to sell apparel items incorporating the theme of the year.  (Note: This position has work to do over the summer so items are ready for Back to School.)
Scholastic Book Fair: Coordinate two Book Fairs a year, decide how Scholastic Dollars will be used.

Staff Appreciation: Help coordinate meals on conference nights and various recognition activities during Staff Appreciation Week.

Taco Bingo Night Online Auction: Coordinate contacting businesses for donations and then facilitate getting them online for bidding.

Taco Bingo Night Raffle: Work with home base teachers to get family donations for raffle baskets.  Prepare baskets for raffle on event night.

Remember, you’re the Parent in the Parent Teacher Association so any and all help you can provide is valued!  If you are interested in joining the team, or would like more information, please contact me at or 651-403-9269.

Ann Vance, President
Lake Middle School PTA